Definition Smog

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Definition

a blanket of smog: a thick cloud of pollution and fog
idiom

smog: air pollution, fog that has become mixed and polluted with smoke
noun
The word smog was coined in the early 20th century as a portmanteau of the words smoke and fog to refer to smoky fog.

smoggy: polluted
adjective

Examples

  • "London is covered in a blanket of smog today."
  • "Smog is the result of large amounts of coal burning in one area, and it's caused by a mixture of smoke and sulphur dioxide."
  • "Brent : Candy, I don't think London has seen "smog" since 1952, when it experienced "the great smog of 1952"."
  • "Candy : Well, I've been told that the smog, I mean the fog, is going to be around all weekend."
  • "Philip will be traveling to smoggy, silicone-filled Los Angeles on Thursday morning to meet with buyers from 'Smells R Us', a chain of local perfume stores based in Southern California, as well as carriers of fine Delavigne products."
  • "Brent : Candy, I don't think London has seen "smog" since 1952, when it experienced "the great smog of 1952"."
  • "Candy : Oh fog, smog, it's all the same thing."

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